Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge opens

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the inauguration of the third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, connecting the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Phanom with Khammuan province in the central Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. The opening ceremony took place on Nov 11 at 11.11am at the Thai-Lao border, co-chaired by Bounnhang Vorachith, vice president of the […]

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First Solar suspends Vietnam factory, focuses on new markets over production

Currently, First Solar has a production plant in Ohio and also has production lines in Germany, Malaysia and France. First Solar Inc. has put the construction of its solar panel factory in Vietnam on hold indefinitely as part of changes in corporate strategy by its new interim chief executive to focus more on looking for […]

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Design re-thinks needed for Phuket and Bangkok Hotels

A hotel design consultant currently working on the interior design for the Regent Phuket, which opens here early next year, says that many hotels, particularly in Phuket and Bangkok, need to rethink their aesthetics in order to remain competitive. Competition is now fierce as many thousands of new rooms are coming on the market, not […]

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Laos’s Spanking New Road to Nowhere

China’s growing presence—with infrastructure building, laborers and casinos— worries tiny Laos A two-lane asphalt road between Nan, Thailand, and Oudomxay, Laos, designed to boost regional trade and tourism, opened in mid-September with characteristic fanfare. Four Lao hill tribe models coyly held up banners, welcoming a Thai delegation to their village bordering Thailand’s northern province of […]

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British pensions & British passport renewals

Britain’s second class pensioners The paper (accessible via the link below) was prepared by the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP). Its primary purpose is to provide an overview of the plight of Britain’s Second Class Pensioners who have decided to live overseas during their retirement but find that their State Pensions are frozen by […]

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Alstom re-jigs Thai team to boost share

French company shifting focus to BRIC countries from US, Europe France-based Alstom has adjusted its management team in Thailand as part of an aggressive bid to increase its local market share from the current level of 15 per cent. Chairman and chief executive officer Patrick Kron said yesterday in Bangkok that Alstom had decided to […]

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Beijing Builds World's Biggest Airport due to Necessity

China can take great pride in the robust growth of its economy, its successful path towards peace and prosperity, along with garnering more global attention from tourists, scholars and the world at large. Beijing, the capital city, represents the heart of China. Beijing stands at the forefront of a new Asia that is emerging, which […]

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Beijing Builds World’s Biggest Airport due to Necessity

China can take great pride in the robust growth of its economy, its successful path towards peace and prosperity, along with garnering more global attention from tourists, scholars and the world at large. Beijing, the capital city, represents the heart of China. Beijing stands at the forefront of a new Asia that is emerging, which […]

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